Factory brings a vibrant and free atmosphere to a forbidding industrial location, How Cxema parties are changing the face of the Ukrainian electronic scene, Get the best of Mixmag direct to your Facebook DMs, Words: Patrick Hinton | Photography: Sasha Whiteside. Zip plays rare Dimbiman live set for Perlon anniversary party in Kiev The label's cofounder has invited Fumiya Tanaka and Spacetravel to spin at Closer. It starts bold and experimental, and ends trippy and deep. 2015-02-07 - San Proper & D. @ 6 Years Low, Closer, Kiev 2015-02-17 - The Mole @ 3 Years Masquerade, Closer, Kiev 2015-05-23 - DJ Qu b2b Jus-Ed @ Strichka Festival, Closer, … 14 comments. Many of the graveyard shifts are handled by Closer residents whom we’ve seen mingling in the crowd from the start – and who hold it down flawlessly when they step up many hours later. Alex Savage and Timur Basha close out the Otel’ and Metaculture stages respectively, through to 9:AM, while Noizar and Borys hold down the Dvor courtyard from 6:AM until 10:AM – all managing to keep the vibes electric. On a ‘normal’ night in Closer – if any can be labelled as such – you’ll find several rooms open to explore. 土, 11 7 2020. Romanian DJ Alexandra and fellow Melliflow boss Vera pick out Ukrainian artists like Shakolin, SE62 and Jana Woodstock as among their favourite sets of the weekend. The Kiev's club schedule for the next few months—including the full lineup for this year's Strichka Festival—has been locked in. Lena Willikens packs out the spacious Otel’ room and impressively weaves slinky grooves into dizzying siren-esque synths as cold blue searchlights spiral overhead. Independent art-center and club in Kiev, Ukraine. “There was a time when I had to prove to journalists that it’s not just another rave,” says Alisa. About event. This festival is going to unite craft beer makers from the whole country. returns to Ostgut Ton with new EP, 1972. CLOSER is a versatile multi-use venue housed in an old factory in the district of Podil. Closer fought back strongly and successfully, blaming police corruption for the troubles, which the club said started when it refused to pay a bribe. The label's cofounder has invited Fumiya Tanaka and Spacetravel to spin at Closer. Buy tickets for every upcoming concert, festival, gig and tour date taking place in Kyiv (Kiev) in 2021 & 2022 The music runs for more than 30 hours across seven dancefloors, starting at 9:PM on Saturday and rolling non-stop through to the early hours of Monday. The festival, a venture from the team behind Kiev’s acclaimed Closer club, has the makings of an intense and industrial session. Respite is found on a towering bridge of a walkway out the back that’s dotted with giant bean bags for relaxing in the cool night air. Striking visuals of people gyrating beneath a black veil and performing ballet movements tracked by dim shadow trails are projected on the red brick walls surrounding the stage. On Sunday afternoon the Leznoy Prichal, an outdoor area connected to the main Closer room, opens for business. After … Factory. Factory. Ravers enter like wide-eyed explorers, and even those clutching set times and venue maps are surprised around every corner. In total, more than 200 people work on the festival, including many volunteers. She tells us Closer is her favourite club in the world. There are many nice little corners and rooms, gardens and terraces that invite you to stay. Kiev club Closer starts new festival for 2017, Brave! “You feel like you can hang out there forever without getting bored. Strichka festival May 20 Closer / 31 Nizhneyurkovskaya Str., Kyiv, Ukraine Featuring: AUX88, Plaid, Monolake, Lil Louis and other artists. Illegal parties in the city’s woodland are commonplace, events like Cxema transform many of the industrial locations into experimental rave dens, and so too does Closer’s out of house festival Brave The first dates are in Ukraine this weekend. A series of police raids targeted the venue in 2015 which unearthed small quantities of illegal drugs. Strichka blends both in a kind of coherent chaos. Facebook. And Strichka is testimony to its success. The industrial footprints of its undergound music scene are all over Kiev’s commercial techno festival… Kachalka. On May 20th, 2017, Closer will host the fourth annual Strichka electronic music festival. They didn’t create a club or a festival, but more a little magic world, in a comfortable space one could rather call home.”. One such institution is that of Ukrainian underground haven Closer and associated Strichka Festival and Brave! Burnt Friedman follows with a live set that evolves from bleepy and sparse tones to an enthralling groove, before Recent Arts takeover with a blend of airy but powerful vocals and off-kilter soundscapes. @lifeinkyiv. Factory brings a vibrant and free atmosphere to a forbidding industrial locationHow Cxema parties are changing the face of the Ukrainian electronic sceneGet the best of Mixmag direct to your Facebook DMs, Nastia rides the outdoor swing with her daughter, Closer hosted its first ever UK showcase at London club The Pickle Factory, court ruling that the venue was a hub for illegal drug trafficking, Brave! Security stroll past and eye them with a smirk before leaving them to rest. 711 attending [RESCHEDULED] Strichka Festival Closer. Closer is getting closer.. Kiev. “I knew the dancefloor would be full within ten to fifteen minutes. It didn’t feel like a festival; it felt like a typical party at Closer—our club and arts center in Kiev—but with more dance floors than usual. Download Magda - Live @ Closer (Kiev) - 23-02-2019 DJ Set in MP3 format or listen online with the finest quality on the web - and find many more Live Sets & DJ Mixes from our collection. The energy feels more leisurely than a gruelling Berlin-style club marathon. Factory. Illegal parties in the city’s woodland are commonplace, events like Cxema transform many of the industrial locations into experimental rave dens, and so too does Closer’s out of house festival Brave! “The Closer crew is gifted with common sense and inner depth, both musically and on a human level, paying strong attention to detail. Having now secured its status, the Closer team is committed to building a legacy the Ukrainian underground can be proud of. “Each year we rethink the space. It’s hard to impress, but we do everything to surprise not only visitors but ourselves.”. 3rd edition #amijazz_festival festival of jazz and jazz inspired music 16-18 november. Wed, 12 Apr 2017. 1 attending Richka Kharkiv, Borova, Central Beach Those interested can purchase not only a season ticket, but also a ticket for one day. Housed inside a former ribbon factory in north central Kyiv, the building holds a labyrinthine network of corridors, staircases and balconies connecting indoor and outdoor spaces used as bars, dancefloors, a record store, clothes shop, and more. CLOSER is also an art centre, where they hold art and music lectures, exhibitions, jazz concerts, and the Stichka festival. Preparations are a year-long endeavour, the line-up of international and home-grown stars planned well in advance. Phone . “I really love the vibe of the crowd, it’s so beautiful and intense,” says Alexandra. It is a legendary nightclub that has been listed as one of the Top 20 nightclubs in the world. Melliflow co-founders Alexandra and Vera perform alongside local artists SE62, Bambu & Trippsy, and Shakolin, laying a soundtrack of trippy grooves and woozy basslines. Less about clinging on in a peeling basement until the final crumb of stamina leaves your body, and more about soaking in the full breadth of the action at a comfortable pace, with plenty of room for hedonism. The venue and art centre has been a hotspot for underground house and techno but the growing cost of operations and limited income has meant that Closer … The atmosphere is still lively, with a mixture of hardened punters in amongst the fresh faces adding an enjoyably wiggy edge. Her slow, trippy, electro punk and industrial music was something new, interesting and very attractive to my ears,” says Alexandra. “Now I have to close the accreditation because of the huge amount of publications that want to come. Closer resident Trippsy notes how the influx of foreign guests to Strichka has “made some major influences for the scene”, including bringing the Ukrainian artists to wider attention. 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